1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 3/13/2017
– Career Advising: W 2:00-5:00pm, Info kiosk in lobby
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm;
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm;
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.
– Write-in with grads: Wednesdays 9:00-12:00, Room D
2. GSA GRAD JOBS WEEK
Monday-Friday, Apr 17-21
Are you feeling nervous about life after your degree? Join a week of talks, workshops, and career preparation. The first half of the week will feature VT Career Services, here to aid you with some resume-building skills and networking advice. The second half of the week will feature Maren Wood, PhD, who will focus on alternative careers outside of academia. For a schedule with more specific information about events, times, and locations, visit the Grad Jobs Week Facebook event page at http://tinyurl.com/fb-gradjobsweek.
3. VTGrATE: INFO SESSION: MIGRATING FROM SCHOLAR AND MORE
Monday, Apr 17, 10:30am-12pm, GLC Room G
As part of our theme for the month of April on Technology for use by Graduate Teaching Assistants, the VT Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence presents an info session for GTAs on using Technology for teaching. Graduate Assistants from the College of Engineering’s Information Technology Team will help provide one-on-one assistance to your questions about technology use. Come by for help migrating from Scholar, using Canvas for large classes, etc.
4. PROFESSIONALIZING YOUR WRITING
Monday, Apr 17, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Room C
Graduate student coaches from the writing center will provide guidance on understanding writing tasks rhetorically, exploring common writing mistakes and recognizing and fixing your own, and developing strategies for improving the clarity of your writing. Register at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing if interested in attending.
5. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM PANELIST TRAINING
Monday, Apr 17, 3:30-4:30pm, GLC Room A
Friday, Apr 28, 9:00am
Do you think upholding academic integrity at Virginia Tech is important? If so, then you may want to serve as a panelist for the Graduate Honor System. The GHS is looking for both faculty and students to join a volunteer team of panelists who serve on investigative and judicial panels and may hold information sessions/orientations to academic departments about the GHS. To become a panelist, you must attend a one-hour training session, and then may start serving on judicial hearing panels. If you can’t attend this session, another one will be offered on Friday, April 28 at 9:00am. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> with any questions.
6. GSA GRAD JOBS WEEK
Monday, Apr 17 to Friday, Apr 21
Are you feeling nervous about life after your degree? Join us for a week of talks, workshops, and career preparation, all focused career-planning after your advanced degree. The second half of the week will feature Maren Wood, PhD, who will focus on alternative careers outside of academia. For a schedule with more specific information about events, times, and locations, visit the Grad Jobs Week Facebook event page at http://tinyurl.com/fb-gradjobsweek. Space at some events is limited. To RSVP, visit http://tinyurl.com/rsvp-gradjobsweek.
7. BEYOND BOUNDARIES: PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES
Tuesday, Apr 18, 3:00pm, Moss Arts Center
President Sands hosts a conversation with Sir David Greenaway, Vice Chancellor of University of Nottingham (UK) and Chair of the Russell Group, on the challenges and opportunities facing global higher education. The conversation will focus on how universities stimulate meaningful global, interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships, and the role of universities play in preparing students for an increasingly interconnected world in which they will live and work. The event is free and open to the community.
8. WII NIGHT WITH THE FELLOWS
Tuesday, Apr 18, 5-7pm, GLC Student Lounge
Take a break from studying and working on projects to challenge other students in a board game or game on the Nintendo Wii. Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.
9. VALUING KNOWLEDGE: A VT GrATE TEACH-IN
Tuesday, Apr 18, 5:00-7:00pm, GLC Room F, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Auditorium
The Virginia Tech Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VT GrATE) is proud to present “Valuing Knowledge: A VT GrATE Teach-In.” As graduate students, instructors, and members of the Virginia Tech community, we affirm our commitment to valuing and respecting all forms of knowledge. We seek strength in diversity and believe that understanding across differences is necessary to build community both in and out of the classroom. Through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and presentations, we invite dialogue on topical issues ranging from communicating science to fostering inclusive classroom environments and beyond. Everyone is welcome at this non-partisan event. Light refreshments will be available. We also invite all participants to join VT GrATE and the Coalition for Justice at the Satellite March for Science on April 22nd, beginning at 4:30 PM on Henderson Lawn.
10. PARENT SUPPORT GROUP LUNCHEON – Sign up now!
Wednesday, Apr 19, 12-1pm, Blacksburg Community Center
Enjoy lunch from 12-1pm in the Community Room and learn about the many programs the Blacksburg Aquatic Center has to offer families. After lunch, families can go have a swim for FREE at the Aquatic Center so bring your swimsuits and towels! Please sign-up for this luncheon at the survey link listed below, and indicate the number of people total who will be attending, including children. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> with questions. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4fabaa28a1ff2-april
11. COMMUNITY CHANGE: LAUNCH EVENT
Thursday, Apr 20, 12:00-1:00pm, 201 W Roanoke St, Inst for Policy and Govn
Celebrate Community Change’s inaugural journal issue, an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. The inaugural issue unpacks the notion of ‘community change’—its complexities, transformations, and challenges in recent decades of intensified economic, environmental, and political instabilities. Visit www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu <http://www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu> to access the journal and learn about opportunities to get involved.
12. GLC CAFÉ: CUBICLE-FARM TIRAMISU
Thursday, Apr 20, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can.
13. UndocuAlly TRAINING WORKSHOP
Thursday, Apr 20, 6:30-8:30pm, GLC Room G and GLC Room C
The mission of Tech DREAMers is to create a more inclusive environment for all undocumented students at Virginia Tech through education and advocacy. One of the ways we hope to achieve our mission is through “UndocuAlly” training sessions in which we invite faculty, staff and students at Virginia Tech to increase their knowledge of issues relating to undocumented students in Virginia. Snacks will be provided. If you plan on participating, you must sign up – please only sign-up if you know you can attend: https://docs.google.com/a/vt.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbmv5HNHljeqnIWoOGT1XpvpZLHGDumJpUn7ilTluUZJmRbA/viewform?usp=sf_link
14. NAVIGATING THE JOB SEARCH IN THE U.S. – WORKSHOP FOR INTL STUDENTS
Friday, Apr 21, 3:30-4:30pm, Smith Career Ctr Room A
Specifically designed for international students, this workshop provides strategies on how to navigate the job search process. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration between Career and Professional Development and the Cranwell International Center. Learn resources featuring work opportunities exclusively for VT students; identify international student friendly employers that have sponsored for H1B; ask questions about employment eligibility to a student immigration advisor.
15. UndocuAlly TRAINING WORKSHOP – Sign-up now!
Saturday, Apr 22, 12-4pm, Torgersen 1020
The mission of Tech DREAMers is to create a more inclusive environment for all undocumented students at Virginia Tech through education and advocacy. One of the ways to achieve this mission is through “UndocuAlly” training sessions in which faculty, staff and students at Virginia Tech are invited to increase their knowledge of issues relating to undocumented students in Virginia. Lunch will be provided. If you plan on participating, you must sign up – please only sign-up if you know you can attend: https://docs.google.com/a/vt.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbmv5HNHljeqnIWoOGT1XpvpZLHGDumJpUn7ilTluUZJmRbA/viewform?usp=sf_link.
16. HIP HOP MEETS THE MUSIC OF INDIA
Sunday, Apr 23, 7:30pm, Burruss Auditorium
Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon and prominent Indian classical violinist Nistha Raj along with Avi Shah (tabla), Brian Falkowski (flute and sax) and Todd Simon (keys) will be performing at this fusion music concert sponsored by the Association for India’s Development (AID). More information can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1810729489248434/.
17. AEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 1st posting
Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) Graduate Honor Society for academic excellence and leadership is now accepting applications for new members. Graduate students may apply for membership based on their academic achievements and leadership experiences. Application is open until 5:00pm, May 1. An induction ceremony will be held in Fall 2017. Members will be informed of the induction date and place once accepted. Find the application at http://www.ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/application-process/. For more information about requirements and application process, visit the AEL website at http://www.ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/ or contact Turki Al-Zahrani, President of AEL, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions or information.
18. CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD APPLICATIONS-2nd posting
Are you interested in having your voice heard on marketing, new events, software, services, and other aspects of Virginia Tech’s Career and Professional Development? Consider applying for the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Board, where students will gather once a month to give feedback on how our office can best serve the Virginia Tech community! We are specifically looking for masters and doctoral students across the university who will be able to bring diverse perspectives and represent their departments, colleges, and campus groups. If you are interested in participating in this great opportunity to become involved on campus and give back to your institution, please go to http://career.vt.edu/about/student-advisory-board.html for more information, or contact Mr. Steven White at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> . Applications are due Monday, April 17 at noon.
19. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM – 2nd posting
The Hume Center for National Security and Technology is accepting applications for its Intelligence Community Scholars Program. The IC Scholars Program is open to both current and admitted graduate and undergraduate students from any major. Recipients of these awards participate in the National Security Education Program (NSEP), giving them access to events and resources exclusively for NSEP members, while they conduct research projects related to the intelligence community or national security. Scholarships range from $1500 to $15,000 per year. Applications are due Monday, April 24. Applicants should be United States citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications and more information can be found at hume.vt.edu/scholars or by contacting Stephanie Plum at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
20. GSA TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM APPLICATION – APR 4-11 – 3rd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly’s Travel Fund Program will open for applications on April 4th and close on April 11th at 11:59PM. The application guide is now available on the GSA website (http://tinyurl.com/GSATravelFund). This program can provide partial support for professional or conference travel occurring between January 1 and July 31, 2017. If you have questions, contact TFP Chair Zack Shiner at gsaTravelFund@gmail.com <mailto:gsaTravelFund@gmail.com>
21. STUDENT WAGE POSITION: ASST DATA ANALYST – 1st posting
VT Enrollment and Degree Management is looking for a graduate student for a part-time wage position May 15 – Aug 15, 2017 to assist the Director of Enrollment Research and Analysis with enrollment data analysis projects. Ideal candidate would be a master’s or doctoral student in statistics, education research, or closely related field. Must haves: knowledge of basic quantitative methods for data analysis; experience estimating regression models using SAS or SPSS or R. Ability to conduct business-specific research, analyze data, and interpret results. 25-30 hours per week (negotiable); $15 – $20 per hour (commensurate with qualifications and experience). To apply, email resume to Dr. Lefter Daku, email@example.com.
22. GA POSITION IN BLACK CULTURAL CENTER – 2nd posting
The Black Cultural Center is seeking one full-time (20 hours a week) graduate assistant to assist with the development and planning of center programs and initiatives. Must be a self-starter with great initiative and strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and presentation skills; must be able to comfortably interact with all individuals in a diverse, multicultural environment. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Nicole Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
23. ENGINEERING EDUCATION PAID INTERNSHIPS – 2nd posting
The Department of Engineering Education is seeking paid interns for the College of Engineering New Student Orientation. Position details and mandatory dates can be found at http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/advising_internship.pdf and the application can be found here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ex0XA7X1c5hfpP. If you have questions, contact Marlena Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
24. TWO GA POSITIONS IN MAOP FOR 2017-18 – 3rd posting
The Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program is seeking two full time GAs for next year to assist with the planning, delivery and assessment of support programs. Must have high level of initiative and strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and presentation skills; must be able to comfortably interact with all individuals in a diverse, multicultural environment. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Must have regular office hours. Preference given to students in master’s program in education or related fields. Submit a resume and cover letter to Monica Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
25. GSA TRAVEL FUND REVIEW HELP NEEDED (FREE FOOD) – April 25, 2017 – 1st posting
Want free food? Want a shiny new line on your CV? The GSA needs your help reviewing applications to the Travel Fund Program. Reviewers are expected to volunteer for at least 2 hours and will be provided with lunch. If you are willing to be a reviewer, please fill out the following survey: http://tinyurl.com/TFP-Review-Sp17
26. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TRANSPORT PATTERNS AND MOOD – 1st posting
VT researchers in urban affairs & planning and psychology are seeking participants for a pilot study on mood states in transport environments. Participants will install an Android GPS app called Daynamica (only compatible with Android smartphones), answer an entry survey, and use the app to track transportation mode, route, and distance of your daily travel. Upon completing each trip, you will be asked to report your mood with a brief survey. Must be 18 or older. A $10 Amazon gift card will be awarded to each participant who completes an entrance survey and a trip survey for at least five trips for one week. If interested, visit the study website at http://uap.vt.edu/travelmood or contact Steve Hankey at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> , (540) 231-7508 <tel:%28540%29%20231-7508> .
27. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ADOLESCENT RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
Family participants are needed for a research study titled "Sibling Cooperation” in Human Development. Family participants include (a) one sibling between the ages of 12 and 18, (b) one brother or sister between the ages of 5 and 18 who lives at home with the primary sibling, and (c) one parent or guardian. Participation requires completion of brief questionnaires and one 1-hour visit to Virginia Tech (Williams Hall). The primary sibling and parent will get $15 Target gift cards after the visit; the brother/sister will get a $5 gift card. Potential participants can contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> or 540-231-5434.
28. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR – 1st posting
The Cranwell International Center and the Council of International Student Organization are looking for volunteers for the 58th annual International Street Fair scheduled to take place Sunday, Apr 23 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM on College Avenue near Squires Student Center. Volunteers are needed from Apr 20-23. Have questions? Contact Fawna Zwart Fawna@vt.edu <mailto:Fawna@vt.edu> or sign up now: http://www.volunteersignup.org/YKDK7.
29. TEACHER TRAINEES INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
We are recruiting Seniors and Graduate Students interested in becoming urban teachers to provide us with feedback on an interactive training system (IVT) designed to give teachers practice interacting with disruptive animated characters in a virtual classroom environment. We Need Your Help To: 1. Identify usability problems with the training system 2. Improve the training system based on feedback. Students will participate in one Feedback Session (about 1-2 hours) in Whittemore Hall on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus. Participants will be compensated $20/hour (prorated $10 for every half hour) for their participation. Appointments will likely be in the May 3 – 5th time frame. To learn more, please email Ali Haskins Lisle at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
30. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VIDEO – 2nd posting
The Virginia Tech Graduate Academy for Teaching Assistant Excellence (VT GrATE) is proud to present “Valuing Knowledge: A VT GrATE Teach-In.” We will have the Teach-In on 18th April at the GLC. In preparing for the Teach-In, we are seeking participants for a video titled "Global Researcher, Global Learner Reflections". This video will be showcased in one of the sessions at the Teach-In on 18th April. Through this video, we hope to capture stories highlighting experiences of international graduate researchers and teaching assistants who work at Tech, and the faculty and peers that they work with. Specifically, we are looking for volunteers who are willing to share their experiences as international students and faculty, as well as faculty and graduate students who have worked/are working with international graduate students and/or faculty here at Virginia Tech. If you would like to contribute to this video, please fill up our short survey at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3U89DbmEn756AsJ. Additionally, you can also contact Michelle Soledad (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ) and Sreyoshi Bhaduri (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ) for more information.
31. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a research study for a student’s capstone class. The research is titled "Perceptions of Sexual Assault and Rape among Middle Eastern Immigrant Men in the Southwest Area of Virginia.” Participants should be Middle Eastern immigrant men, who identify as Muslims. The participants will get $10 Walmart gift card after the interviews. Potential participants can email Taysir Al Janabi at Taysir80@vt.edu <mailto:Taysir80@vt.edu> or call him at 540-251-1006.
HELLO SWEAT, GOODBYE STRESS
Tuesday Apr 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, McComas Hall Studio B
VT Recreational Sports hosts this free stress management workshop open to all graduate and undergraduate students right before final exam week to provide students several techniques that they can use to manage their stress and maintain overall health and wellbeing while coping with the end of the semester. More information about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/942802722488770/. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN INTL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2:30-4:00PM, International Affairs Offices, 526 Prices Fork Road
Grad students are invited a public presentation by applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Research in International Development. The certificate is designed to introduce students to the distinctive nature of international work, particularly as it relates to the field of international development and complements Virginia Tech’s engagement mission with an overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people both within the Commonwealth and throughout the world. For additional information, contact Betty Watts, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> , 231-7220.
TIE DYE AND TACOS
Thursday, Apr 27, Graduate School Lawn
Take an afternoon break, enjoy delicious tacos, and create a tie-dye masterpiece. Tie-dye materials will be provided, but please bring your own shirt (or other garment). Only one garment per person. Tie-dye works best with white cloth, but lightly colored material may work okay too. You must sign-up if you plan to attend so that we can get an accurate count for food and tie-dye materials: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51kwtAoSu9j0YRL Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.
2ND ANNUAL BRING YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL DAY!
Friday, Apr 28, 9:00-12:00 various locations, 11:15-11:30 Grad School lawn; 11:30-12:00 Drillfield
Help raise awareness of infant- and child-care needs on campus by taking your child(ren) to your office/lab/class or other work area (check with your department to ensure safe arrangements; departments have been invited to participate) in the morning, then join other participants on the Grad School lawn at 11:15 to march together to the Drillfield where the event will conclude in a family picnic and remark by Dr. Laura Sands. This event is sponsored by the Graduate School. Some festive supplies will be provided and participating children may leave their hand prints on a banner. Contact Marin Riegger at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> with any questions. “Nurture the Inventors of our Future!”
Thursday, May 4, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The 2017 cohort of Graduate School Diversity Scholars will present their initiatives in a lightning-round format. You are invited to attend and learn about their work in inclusion and diversity. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80xaW5orOR7cQ17 by Friday, Apr 28. For a summary of projects, visit http://graduateschool.vt.edu/about/diversity/diversity-scholars/current-diversity-scholars.html. Contact Dannette Beane at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> with questions.